It was after Christmas and I was wondering Goodwill looking for clothes to use for fabric in quilts. I always look by the linens because sometimes they have good quilt fabric. I didn't see anything. So, I walked around the rest of the store and looked toward the linens again....and a lady was hanging up a bunch of quilt tops!!! I made my way there and there were 8 unfinished tops. Some were actually summer tops with the edges sewn under but no backing or batting. I grabbed them all.. Lydia was with me and we checked out.
When we got home we started laying them out so that I could photograph them. They were all hand pieced!! I was floored! Who gives these to Goodwill?? Many were scrappy and my favorite and of course, Lydia picked out her favorite and I had mine.
A good friend of mine told me that her sister was a quilt appraiser and wanted to see pictures. She estimated them to be from mid last century to 20 years old. I plan on quilting them and ,of course, giving Lydia her favorite. Since going to the same Goodwill, I have found several pieces of 5-8 yards of fabric and another unfinished piece about the size of a table runner that looks like it was pieced by the same quilter. All by hand.
|This is my favorite|
|This is Lydia's Favorite|